TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have activated infielder Mark Reynolds and placed right-hander Stu Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list with a torn muscle in his side, a move retroactive to Saturday.

Reynolds, who led Baltimore with 37 home runs last season, was hitting .191 with two homers and nine RBIs before landing on the DL May 12 with a strained muscle in his left side. Reynolds was in the lineup at designated hitter against the Blue Jays on Monday, batting eighth.

Pomeranz didn’t allow a run over 23 1/3 innings at two minor league levels before joining the Orioles this month. The rookie was going 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in six innings with Baltimore.

Pomeranz was injured while warming up in the bullpen during Sunday’s game against Kansas City. He remained in Baltimore for an MRI, which revealed the torn muscle.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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